On July 14, BTS‘s J-Hope threw a listening party for his then-unreleased solo album Jack In The Box. Almost all the notable names in the Korean entertainment industry turned up to support J-Hope, and ARMYs on Twitter were gasping for air with each new name confirmed on the guest list. Among these attendees were Korean Hip Hop legends Tiger JK and Yoon Mirae, accompanied by BIBI, the rising face of Korean RnB music.
Tiger JK posted a picture of the trio with BTS’s RM from the party, and eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed that BIBI had apparently gotten an autograph from the rapper.
— 아빠 최고 VITAMIN D (@DrunkenTigerJK) July 14, 2022
omg bibi got joon’s autograph 😭🥺 pic.twitter.com/gTjKuKE3SK
— $ (@knjcrave) July 14, 2022
While ARMYs found BIBI’s fangirling relatable, they were also seen hoping for a collaboration between the two soon.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PIC!!! ADDED MORE 50 YEARS TO MY LIFE
PLEASE LET JOON KNOW WE WOULD LIKE A COLLAB WITH BIBI
— ❤️🔥(ง’̀-‘́)ง 🃏 ⁷ (@joonmoonjar) July 14, 2022
Even though this is the first public face-to-face interaction between the two artists, BIBI has openly admitted to being a fan of RM on multiple occasions in the past. During an interview with Rolling Stone Korea, she mentioned that she would love to collaborate with him.
BIBI has mentioned before that she wants to collab with namjoon pic.twitter.com/jDH8usYACF
— random joon things (@randomjoonie) July 14, 2022
During a fan QnA session with Ask Anything Chat, BIBI again touched upon this dream collaboration and elaborated that if she gets to feature on a song with him, the genre or the type of music wouldn’t really matter to her.
and whenever that collab is brought up she always gets so excited 😭 she really wants to be a ft on an rm track pic.twitter.com/LagSpvkGGR
— SARA DAY🃏 (@herwithluv) July 14, 2022
Tiger JK, who accompanied BIBI during the Rolling Stone Korea interview, also revealed that RM was the first person to send a supportive message to BIBI when her song “Kazino” was released!
tiger jk said namjoon was the first person to congratulate bibi on her release of kazino and bibi said she really wants to collab with him 🥺 pic.twitter.com/26QQbqS5nT
— jin thee stallion in a skirt 🃏 (@herwithluv) July 14, 2022
Given how both the artists have been supportive of each other’s work for some time now, a collaboration would definitely be a treat to their listeners!